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Old 09-13-2006, 06:30 AM   #1
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I finally finished hooking up my 6 volt batteries and in the process, decided to clean up all the "spagetti" wiring that WW has in the battery cabinet. In stead of having all those wire connectors wing nutted to the battery terminals, I used 2 large busses that are available at any electical supply store that sells to contractors and placed all my (+) and (-) wires directly to them.

I also put in a disconnect switch for emergency shut off or when I want to work on the 12 volt system. I housed it in an old hot tub exterior outlet box I had laying around in the garage.


The positive buss will have a cover over it too.

Yes......the battery box is "RubberMaid"

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I finally finished hooking up my 6 volt batteries and in the process, decided to clean up all the "spagetti" wiring that WW has in the battery cabinet. In stead of having all those wire connectors wing nutted to the battery terminals, I used 2 large busses that are available at any electical supply store that sells to contractors and placed all my (+) and (-) wires directly to them.

I also put in a disconnect switch for emergency shut off or when I want to work on the 12 volt system. I housed it in an old hot tub exterior outlet box I had laying around in the garage.


The positive buss will have a cover over it too.

Yes......the battery box is "RubberMaid"

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Old 09-13-2006, 09:08 AM   #3
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Howie:

I know where you got the idea!! [tehe tehe]. and BTW... GREAT IDEA!! After WW changed out my landing gear motor the last time, they left a freakin' wirey mess...I just took the SLC into WW for service after blowing all those inline fuses, and they're gonna clean it up for me. Depending on what they say about the landing gear motor fuse (a 40 AMP ATC type!! Have you ever tried to find those in an Auto Parts store? Finally got some from Napa...now I'm all out because it keeps blowing), I'll either get 3 of these:


http://www.bluesea.com/product.asp?P...63&l1=7463&l2=

...or one or two of these:

http://www.bluesea.com/product.asp?P...63&l1=7463&l2=

...and REALLY clean up the wiring around that batts. I gotta admit, I was pretty impressed by Kevin's setup also...I should be getting those Distribution Blocks and T fuse and holder from Solar Seller today- I love that place.

Your setup looks great...thanks for keep in this going!
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Yeah, well, go ahead, make me feel bad.

That really looks nice there Howie, when you gonna come and do mine.

On edit, you know, you guy's out there are really missing out. With all the free time Howie has, you'all should be making appointments.
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:57 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">With all the free time Howie has, you'all should be making appointments. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>



Me first...me first! Howie: you'll have LOTS of time between the BBQ and the Rowdy trip!

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